Bates, Daisy May
(1859–1951), welfare worker for Aborigines, anthropologist, and eccentric, was born 21 October 1859 in Roscrea, Co. Tipperay, third among six children of James Dwyer , catholic tradesman and blacksmith, and Bridget Dwyer (née Hunt). Her twin brother, Francis, died…...
Butler, Eleanor Grace (1914–97), countess of Wicklow , senator, social
campaigner, and architect, was born
7 September 1914 at 89
Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, one of five
children of the architect Rudolf Maximilian Butler
Heath (née Peirce-Evans; Eliott-Lynn; ‘Lady Heath’), (Sophie) Mary
Heath (née Peirce-Evans; Eliott-Lynn; ‘Lady Heath’), (Sophie) Mary (1896–1939), athlete and aviator, was born Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary Peirce-Evans on 17 November 1896 in Knockaderry, Co. Limerick, the only child of Jackie Peirce-Evans and his wife and former housekeeper, Kate…...
O'Rourke, Madeleine C. (1951–2006), aviator and organiser of aviation
events, was born in south Dublin in the spring of 1951, the
daughter of Peter J. Byrne and his
wife Olive (née Poole); there was an older brother. Her father was an electrical
engineer with the…...